Principal Planner - Development Assessment (2 Positions)

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 30/06/2020

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 72,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. Shellharbour is in the ideal location to offer coastal and rural environments but also less than 80 minutes from Sydney.

We are committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation.  This is represented by our AR Bluett Memorial Award for 2019 for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible, contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth?  A Local Government organisation that provides:

  • Exciting, rewarding career opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced people to join us as part of the City Development team.

The role:

To respond to the growth of the area, we have created two new positions which will be part of a senior group to lead the Planning team.

As a Principal Planner - Development Assessment, you will use your extensive experience to assess and determine complex development applications as well as provide coaching and guidance to the planning team.

We offer:

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week
  • Salary up to $1909.05 per week depending on qualifications, skills and experience, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fully maintained leaseback vehicle or vehicle allowance may be offered.

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award, relevant legislation and Council's policies and procedures.

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Jasmina Micevski on 0436 698 728

Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020 at 11:30pm



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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.